Chetan Manjesh

Chetan Manjesh

MS/PhD student in Computer Science
The University of Massachusetts Amherst


I am an MS/PhD student in the the College of Information and Computer Sciences at The University of Massachusetts Amherst. I did my undergraduate studies in Computer Science at the R.V. College of Engineering, Visvesvaraya Technological University in Bangalore, India. I am a research assistant at the Biologically Inspired Neural and Dynamical Systems Lab here at UMass where I work on developing efficient artificial intelligence systems inspired by the workings of the brain.
My research interests include studying and analyzing the interplay between cognition, social sciences and large scale data-driven AI to solve problems in areas such as mental health and education. I'm also quite interested in using Natural Language Processing to understand the subtleties of language use among people affected by different mental disorders. Here's a link to a website that I built for a hackathon along with my teammates that does text-analytics to predict what disorder a person may be suffering from based on comments entered by them about their feelings.
Check out my GitHub page for more information about the projects I've been working on.


  1. Raymond Noack, Chetan Manjesh, Miklós Ruszinkó, Hava T. Siegelmann, Robert Kozma. Resting state Neural Networks and Energy Metabolism. In 2017 International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN 2017).


I love running and hiking in my past time. I have done a couple of 5ks and I'm constantly seeking to improve my timing (which currently stands at around 22 minutes). On weekends I usually spend my time exploring the enchanting wilderness and quaint towns of Pioneer Valley. I am also an amateur historian and find it fascinating to read and learn about the history of the British Isles.